William B. Paterson Court Housing Community – Montgomery Al

City:
Montgomery, AL

Site Type:
Civic Facilities, Public Housing

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Funding, Public Works Administration (PWA)

Started:
1936

Designers:
Carl B. Cooper, Moreland B. Smith

Contractor:
T. L. James and Co.

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Marked:
Unknown

Description

The Paterson Courts is a 158 unit housing complex that was one of 50 slum clearance and low income housing projects the PWA was tasked with in the 1935-36 period. Its one and two story group houses, covers 7 acres, and cost $472,000. Its named after William Burns Paterson, a Scottish immigrant that spent 45 years from 1870 in efforts at negro education.

The sponsor of the project was the Montgomery Advisory Committee on Housing. It was launched to replace an “objectionable slum area” and was designed with 14 two room, 89 three room, 40 four room, and 15 5 room units.

Source notes

Urban Housing: The Story of the P.W.A. Housing Division, 1933-1936.

Site originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on March 1, 2022.

Location Info


609 Winnie St, Montgomery, AL 36104
Montgomery, AL 36104

Coordinates: 32.36648, -86.30083

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